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The Unmentionables Film Festival: Period - The End of Menstruation?
Maysles Cinema
New York City, NY
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The Unmentionables Film Festival: Period - The End of Menstruation?
Saturday, June 20th, 6:15pm

The Unmentionables Film Festival

Vol. 1: Menstruation

(The Unmentionables Film Festival is an annual theme-based festival that will focus on a different "taboo" topic each year.  The inaugural Unmentionables Film Festival  invites audiences to participate in a public discourse and celebration of all things menstrual.)

Saturday, June 20th, 6:15pm
Period: The End of Menstruation?
Giovanna Chesler, USA, 2005, 53 min, Documentary
As millions of women and girls take shots and pills to stop their periods, Period: The End of Menstruation? explores the cultural and medical side effects of menstrual suppression.

Preceded by
Vivian: A Period Piece
Aimee Dixon, USA, 2002, 23 min, Narrative
Erin struggles to balance her life between law school and her relationship. However, she is repeatedly interrupted and overwhelmed by a visit from her monthly friend, Vivian.

Q&A with Director Giovanna Chesler & Reception.


All-Access Pass for The Unmentionables Film Festival ($95)

Save money, receive free festival swag, and ensure that you have priority seating to all festival screenings. Priority seating for pass holders will be held until 15 minutes before show time. Pass holders will also receive tickets for our Live Storytelling event at the Triad (Monday, June 15th @ The Triad) and our special screening of Water Children, which will include a live performance and discussion with film subject, concert pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama (Friday, June 19th @ University Settlement).

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Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York City, NY 10027
United States



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